When I was in Canada in the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig). Chris is, without doubt, one of the most talented LEGO builders around. Not only are his models fantastic, but his photography is superb which results in stunning works of art, as you can see in his Flickr stream and on Facebook.
Chris has started to make instructions of his popular models and produce kits for some of them which he sells at Storenvy. He kindly gave me one of his Christmas ornaments, pictured, so, now we're in the holiday season, I thought I'd do a quick review.
This 'Barrel Ornament' is one of a whole range of Christmas ornaments that Chris has designed. It's available in a variety of colours; the one I have is the green/red variant.
The instructions are clear and very well produced. They can be downloaded as a PDF.
The completed model
It costs $17.50 which sounds like a lot for a <100-piece set, but if you don't have the parts on hand already, buying it in kit form rather than sourcing the parts yourself will save a lot of time and effort, and let's not forget that many of those likely to buy it won't be familiar with, or confident using, the online parts marketplaces.
So, go and grab yourself a Chris McVeigh original today...
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